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David West Announces Retirement

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After 15 seasons in the NBA, David West has officially announced his retirement.

West was drafted back in 2003 by the New Orleans Hornets, where he would spend the first 8 seasons of his career. Following his run with the Hornets, West would head over to the Indiana Pacers for 4 seasons, then the San Antonio Spurs for a season, before spending the final 2 seasons with the Golden State Warriors where he won two NBA championships.

West is the Hornets’ franchise leader clocking in 530 games played and 17,160 minutes played.

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Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins Discusses Recovery from Achilles Injury

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Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins is discussing the difficulat road to recovery he has faced as he has battled back from the Achilles injury he suffered late last season while playing for the New Orleans Pelicans.

“It’s really tested me as a person, as a man, as an athlete” Cousins said, according to Logan Murdock The Mercury News. I’ve had a lot of dark days, a lot of good days. I’ve questioned myself a lot but I’ve found a way to overcome all those bad feelings so I see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Cousins is currently practicing with the team and is inching closer to a return to the court, where he will make his official debut with Golden State.

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Warriors’ Damian Jones Undergoes Pectoral Surgery

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Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones has 
undergone surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle, an injury he suffered last weekend, according to an official team announcement.

Per the announcement, Jones will be out indefinitely, and if he does end up missing the rest of the season Golden State could apply for a disabled player exception although it wouldn’t be a financial rewarding route.

Jones has chipped in 5.4 ppg and 3.1 rpg for the Warriors this season.

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Warriors Expected to Pick Up Damian Jones’ Option

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The Golden State Warriors are expected to pick up the fourth-year team option on center Damian Jones prior to Wednesday’s deadline to make the move, according to Bay Area News Group’s Mark Medina.

By executing the move, Golden State would add $2,305,057 in guaranteed money to the books for 2019-2020, and will increase the projected tax bill, boosting them well over the luxury tax threshold if the team brings back superstars Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, who are both pending free agents.

Jones has performed well during his time on the court this season, averaging 6.0 PPG, 2.4 RPG, and 1.4 BPG in 8 games, all starts.

 

 

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